2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Forte vs. 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan Review

New 2020 Kia Forte

2020 Kia

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New 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan

2020 Toyota
Yaris Sedan

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$17,890 to $23,090
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$15,650 to $18,750
Invoice* $17,263 to $22,050 $15,025 to $18,001
MPG - City 25 - 31 30 - 32
MPG - Hwy 32 - 41 39 - 40
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the Toyota Yaris Sedan. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Yaris Sedan, the Kia Forte may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

The Kia Forte will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Yaris Sedan, making it more convenient to drive.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Forte is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Yaris Sedan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Forte and the Toyota Yaris Sedan have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Kia Forte is much wider than the Toyota Yaris Sedan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Forte, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota Yaris Sedan.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Forte transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Yaris Sedan.

The Kia Forte has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Yaris Sedan, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Forte has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Yaris Sedan. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Forte and the Toyota Yaris Sedan. The Kia Forte has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Yaris Sedan.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Forte than that of the Toyota Yaris Sedan.